No one likes getting mould or mildew in their house – not only is it unsightly and smelly, but it can also pose serious health problems for people with mould allergies, lung disease, or immune disorders.
The kitchen and bathroom are two of the most common places for mould and mildew at home, as these are the areas where moisture and warm air are most likely to be produced – from activities like boiling your kettle, for example, or having a shower.
Using commercial mildew and mould cleaning products is often the simplest option, as these sprays require no prior preparation and generally contain bleach as an active ingredient, effectively fighting and eliminating the spores that cause mould. A store-bought spray is, therefore, a great option for particularly severe areas of mould, or for those rushed for time. After you’ve successfully managed to deal with the problem with your specialized mould remover or mildew remover, it’s a good idea to rinse the area thoroughly, dry, and follow up with a general disinfecting cleaning product to remove any final traces of mould or spray – Domex Zero Stain range is particularly good for bathrooms.
When using mould and mildew remover sprays, or any other powerful cleaning product, always remember there are a few safety precautions you should bear in mind:
- Always follow the instructions on the label, and use the product as directed.
- Wear rubber gloves and old clothes when using a bleach product, as it may stain your clothes or irritate your skin.
- If you do get any cleaning product on your skin, then immediately rinse with water and seek medical advice if necessary.
- Keep children out of the affected room until the cleaning job is done.
- Make sure the area that you are cleaning is well ventilated.
- Test all the products on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure there will be no staining or other adverse effects.
Now that you’re safely protected, you should follow these easy steps to remove mildew and mould: